Each year, Spotlight on Art—the largest artists market in the Southeast and Trinity School’s largest fundraising event—provides our students with a unique opportunity to connect with the art world through Spotlight on Art & Education.
This initiative connects our Early Learners through Fifth Grader students with Spotlight on Art participating artists, as well as local Atlanta artists. Trinity enlists one artist per grade level to produce a painting that captured current topics from that grade’s curriculum. Participants for the 2017-18 school year are Laura Deems (Early Learners), Lee Brooks (Pre-K), Stephanie Henderson (Kindergarten), Andrea Costa (First Grade), Nancy B. Westfall (Second Grade), Deeann Rieves (Third Grade), Patrick Lewis (Fourth Grade), and Paige Follman (Fifth Grade). Throughout the production of each painting, these artists documented the process and progress of their work. Once the painting was completed, each artist visited with his or her assigned grade to present the techniques and materials used. Students received a true inside look into painting, from conception to canvas, and were able to question artists directly on their work and inspiration.
For their Children’s Art Project, our Sixth Graders will once again have the rare opportunity to collaborate with an artist to produce an original piece of art. Renowned Atlanta-based artist Charlie Hanavich will work side-by-side with our Leadership Class to create a one-of-a-kind piece! Known widely for his pixelated and spray painted pieces, Hanavich will walk students through the creation process, from pencil draft to the layering of acrylics and ink.
We are so thankful to all of the artists participating in this important educational program and look forward to seeing what Spotlight on Art 2018 has in store!